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Master of Dental Public Health at The University of Manchester
MSc Dental Public Health (MDPH)
Learn how to plan dental services and improve oral health in populations using an evidence-based approach.

MSc Dental Public Health (MDPH) / Overview

Year of entry: 2019

Degree awarded
Dental Public Health (MDPH)
Duration
2 years PT, 2-5 years PT
Entry requirements

We require a degree in dentistry or a non-clinical science or social science subject (minimum Upper Second or equivalent GPA) from a recognised institution. You should preferably have two years of work experience and be currently working in an area with a link to oral health.

We will consider applicants with other qualifications, research or professional experience on an individual basis, although you may be required to register for the PGDip in the first instance.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Please apply via our online application form . See the application and selection section for details of the supporting documents we require.

We recommend that you apply as early as possible. We reserve the right to close applications if the course is full.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MDPH N N Y Y
PGDip N N Y Y
PGCert N N Y Y

Course overview

Anne-Marie Agius - Master of Dental Public Health

"All lecturers and tutors were very forthcoming and provided one-to-one guidance when asked questions both on the online discussion boards and/or personal emails.

"This course offered the flexibility I needed in my line of work and will help me pursue a career with the local Superintendence of Public Health."

Anne-Marie Agius / Dental Surgeon, Malta
  • Develop the skills and knowledge you need for a career in planning and delivering oral health services, or in research.
  • Learn how to critically assess the evidence that underlies oral health practice and follow a population approach to health issues.
  • Study at a university ranked 4th in the UK and in the top 25 in the world for dentistry (QS World University Rankings 2018).
  • This course is recognised as part of training in the higher speciality of Dental Public Health and as preparation for the Diploma in Dental Public Health from the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
  • Benefit from flexible learning due to the online nature of the course combined with options for full or part-time study.

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2019, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MDPH (full-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,500
    International students (per annum): £18,500
  • MDPH (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £950 per 15 credits and £1,900 for dissertation
    International students (per annum): £1,850 per 15 credits and £3,700 for dissertation
  • PGDip (full-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £7,600
    International students (per annum): £14,800
  • PGDip (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £950 per 15 credits
    International students (per annum): £1,850 per 15 credits
  • PGCert (full-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £3,800
    International students (per annum): £7,400
  • PGCert (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £950 per 15 credits
    International students (per annum): £1,850 per 15 credits

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Please note that you are only eligible for the Home/EU postgraduate loan if you choose the 2 or 3 year part-time master's course.

Scholarships/sponsorships

Alumni bursary

The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health offers an alumni bursary of £1,000 towards tuition fees for successful applicants who are recent University of Manchester graduates and who are commencing one of our postgraduate taught master's programmes in 2019.

The bursary is available to students or alumni who:

  • graduated in 2018 or are graduating in 2019;
  • hold a first class honours degree; 
  • have home or overseas fee status; 
  • are applying for full- or part-time study; 
  • are self-funded and not in receipt of any other funding support.

The bursary will be applied as a fee reduction automatically for those students and alumni who meet the alumni bursary criteria so there is no application process.

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Contact name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone
+44 (0)161 275 5220
Email
Website
https://www.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/dentistry/
Academic department overview
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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